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Jump Rope Exercise: Not Just for Kids Anymore

Name the kind of exercise that can be done virtually anywhere, at anytime, does not require a lot of preparation time, and the equipment only costs $1.  Stumped?  Consider jump roping!

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Little girls are known to adore jump roping and how often have you passed them on the streets squealing as they take turns. Yet even the likes of Evander Holyfield and Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya are known to jump rope in order to stay fit and get in their aerobic exercise.

Balance, nimble footwork, and an unshakable sense of balance await those who pick up a jump rope and practice. With time you will get faster, fancier, and perhaps even think of some nimble ways to challenge yourself even further. All this can be yours for just $1!

In addition to the fun and the fact that you are able to exercise virtually anytime and anywhere, the fact that your heart rate is gotten up and kept there on a continuous basis makes this a wonderful aerobic exercise indeed. Begin by stretching, especially your feet and ankles, and then do a few warm up exercises so that you will not harm your muscles. If you exercise inside, make sure you have enough headroom and enough room behind you, so that you lamps and furniture do not get roped by mistake. Wear good shoes and have fun, but do not overdo it! If your body warns you to stop, listen! In addition, since this is high impact exercise, pay close attention.

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